Róger Gómez

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Róger Gómez
Personal information
Full name Róger Gómez Tenorio
Date of birth (1965-02-07) February 7, 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Palmar Sur, Costa Rica
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990 Cartaginés
1992–1995 Herediano (38)
1995 Turrialba
1997–1999 Pérez Zeledón
1999–2002 Municipal Osa
Total 524 (119)
National team
1990–1992 Costa Rica 19 (4)
Teams managed
2000 Municipal Goicoechea
2003 Municipal Osa
2009–2010 Atlético Veragüense
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Róger Gómez Tenorio (born February 7, 1965) is a retired Costa Rican football player.

Club career[edit]

Born in Palmar Sur,[1] Gómez played for Municipal Osa, Cartaginés and Herediano and scored 119 league goals during his career,[2] 38 of them for Herediano.[3] He was dismissed by Herediano in November 1995 after a poor season.[4]

He played a total of 524 matches in the Costa Rican Primera División from 1986 through 2002.[5]

International career[edit]

Nicknamed El Policía, he made his debut for Costa Rica in a May 1990 friendly match against Poland and earned a total of 19 caps, scoring 4 goals. He was part of the national team squad, that played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup held in Italy, and featured in three of their four games played.[6] He scored the first goal in the UNCAF Nations Cup history in 1991,[7] and also played at the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[8]

He played his final international on 8 November 1992 against Honduras.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 May 1991 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, San José  Honduras 1–0 2–0 1991 UNCAF Nations Cup
2. 29 May 1991 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, San José  El Salvador 6–1 7–1 1991 UNCAF Nations Cup
3. 29 June 1991 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, United States  Guatemala 1–0 2–0 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4. 27 November 1991 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Mexico 1–1 1–1 Friendly match

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Gómez became a manager and was in charge of several local sides like Osa[9] as well as of Panamanian side Atlético Veragüense.[10]


  1. ^ Tradición en el zacate - Nación (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Club de los 100" (in Spanish). UNAFUT. 2009-08-24.
  3. ^ Buzón - Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ ¿Terremoto en Heredia! Separaciones y multas por bajo rendimiento e indisciplina - Nación (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Jugadores con más partidos de campeonato nacional - UNAFUT (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Róger GómezFIFA competition record
  7. ^ Ticos y catrachos tienden a anotar el primer gol en Uncaf - Nación (in Spanish)
  8. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1991 - Full Details - RSSSF
  9. ^ Los molinos del Policía Gómez• Osa tiene un difícil camino para seguir en Primera División - Nación (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Parra y Soto lideran lista de entrenadores extranjeros en Panamá - El Colombiano (in Spanish)

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